Items tagged: Vehicle Theft

Champaign Police Announce Program to Combat Social Media Trend

Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway Set for June 24 Champaign Police are announcing an opportunity for residents to secure their vehicles against an ongoing social media trend. Through a partnership with Hyundai Motors, Champaign Police will provide free steering wheel locks to Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners. The locks will be provided on Saturday, June 24, […]

Champaign Police See Vehicle Stolen in Social Media Trend

Community Advised of Recent Vehicle Break-in, Theft in Champaign The Champaign Police Department wishes to alert the community to a recent vehicle theft and another break-in that appear to be related to a growing social media trend. Cities across the nation have issued warnings in recent months about videos that teach would-be thieves how to […]

Champaign Police Reminds Public to Secure Vehicles

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple cases involving vehicles being stolen from public streets and residential areas. In September, Champaign Police received 31 reports of stolen vehicles citywide, with 10 occurring on the University of Illinois’ campus or in the nearby area. In the majority of the vehicle thefts, it is believed the […]